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    Stovall writes to the Home asking about available girls to adopt 10 years or over. She specifies that she and her husband have a girl, and they would raise the orphan as their own. Letter marked Blandvill, Ballard co., KY

    N. A. Roys writes to the Home regarding a girl he and his wife adopted last winter, Rosa McFarrian. He says that he wrote to Hollingsworth asking her to take Rosa back but has not heard from her. He asks what the charge would be to return her, and says that they should not have trouble re-homing her as she is good-looking and can play the organ. He says that she is not suited to him and his wife as she talks about them and does not like Joe Summers, their other adopted child (presumably from the Home). He states that they have had her for nearly 3 years and have had to stay at home with her. He continually states how miserable he and his wife are with Rosa. Letter marked Lovelaceville, Ballard County, KY.

    Worwood writes to Weller to say that he thinks it would be best for him to pick out a child from the Home himself, so he is going to wait until spring to come to the Home. He says that he wants to take a boy by apprenticeship, so that in case he dies before his widowed mother or little sister his property will go to them. He says he will treat the boy like his own and give him "a good start in the world." He includes the names of families in the area with no children that he thinks would provide a good home, but asks Weller not to use his name. Letter marked Wicksiffe, Ballard Co., KY.
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